OOo2 from backports questions
I am running Sarge and Debian stock kernel 2.6.8-k7. I had been using
OOo2 from OO.org, but it recently started giving me trouble when trying
to save files. I had not done any upgrades, so there should not have
been any difference. I took this as a sign that it was time to switch
to the backports version. I uninstalled all openoffice* packages listed
by 'dpkg-l | grep openoffice' and tried to install with:
sudo apt-get -u -t sarge-backports install openoffice.org
This said that it could not install openoffice.org because it depended
on all of its components, and none of them were to be installed, so I
changed my command to install the backports version with:
sudo apt-get -u -t sarge-backports install openoffice.org-core
openoffice.org-writer openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-impress
openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-math openoffice.org-base
but it said that openoffice.org-core conflicted with
openoffice.org-help-en. I removed the help package from the list and
the install went just fine, except... I have no help files. I had asked
about this on the list, previously, and was told that the backports
version DOES contain the help files. What package are they in.
Openoffice is just too large a package not to have its help files
available. If I can't get them installed I will have to go back to the
BTW, trying to install openoffice.org-help-en-us-2.0.1 (as the earlier
install of the base package suggested) also fails with the following error:
~$ sudo apt-get -u -t sarge-backports install
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package openoffice.org-help-en-us-2.0.1 is not available, but is
referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package openoffice.org-help-en-us-2.0.1 has no installation candidate
Also, when I start openoffice with the ooffice command it says:
javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
I have both j2re1.4 and j2sdk1.5 installed (as shown be dpkg) and they
should provide Java Runtime (as shown by apt-cache show). How do I get
OOo2 to recognize that I have java installed?
t$ dpkg -l
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err:
||/ Name Version Description
ii a2ps 4.13b-4.3 GNU a2ps - 'Anything to PostScript'
ii aalib1 1.4p5-22 ascii art library
ii sudo 1.6.8p7-1.4 Provide limited super user privileges
ii sun-j2re1.4 1.4.2+01 Java(TM) 2 RE, Standard Edition, Sun
ii sun-j2sdk1.5 1.5.0+update06 Java(TM) 2 SDK, Standard Edition, Sun
ii sweep 0.8.3-1 An editor for sound samples
~$ apt-cache show sun-j2sdk1.5
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: root <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Provides: java-common, java-virtual-machine, java-runtime,
java2-runtime, java-browser-plugin, java-compiler, java2-compiler,
Depends: libasound2 (>> 1.0.8), libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-21), libx11-6 |
xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libxext6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libxi6 | xlibs (>>
4.1.0), libxp6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libxt6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libxtst6 |
xlibs (>> 4.1.0)
Recommends: netbase, libx11-6 | xlibs, libasound2, libgtk1.2
Description: Java(TM) 2 SDK, Standard Edition, Sun Microsystems(TM)
The Java(TM) 2 SDK is a development environment for building
applications, applets, and components that can be deployed on the
The Java(TM) 2 SDK software includes tools useful for developing and
testing programs written in the Java programming language and running
on the Java platform. These tools are designed to be used from the
command line. Except for appletviewer, these tools do not provide a
graphical user interface.
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